North Korea’s totalitarian nature means that video games aren’t as advanced as the rest of the world. But the country’s proletariat and citizenry are just as partial to virtual distractions as anyone else, and they’ve even developed some games of their own.
If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this.
North Korea published the latest version of Red Star back in 2013, but it wasn’t until last year that code for the state-sanctioned operating system leaked online. Some intrepid investigators have spent some time pouring over the totalitarian’s build of Linux, and they discovered some interesting things.